Written By Guest Writer Libations / Wine News Jul 6, 2011 Quails’ Gate Wines Proven Fit for a (Future) King SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestJuly 5, 2011 (Vancouver, BC) – Okanagan winery Quails’ Gate is honoured that its wines have been poured at a dinner attended by Will and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The event, which is hosted by Dechinta Bush University in the Northwest Territories on July 5, 2011, featured local food paired exclusively with five Quails’ Gate wines.Having the visiting Duke and Duchess taste their wines is just the latest coup for the Okanagan winery. In the last three years, Quails’ Gate’s wines have been enjoyed by VIPs such as the Emperor and Empress of Japan, the Queen of England, US President Obama, and the President of Ireland. The distinction is a great measure of success for the small family owned and operated winery.The Duke and Duchess had their turn to taste the wines when they attend a small, private dinner held on an island at Blachford Lake, 220km east of Yellowknife. The event was presented by Dechinta Bush University, which is a land-based, university credited educational organization headed by northern leaders, experts, elders and professors. The Duke and Duchess spent the afternoon with students and elders, and then attended a feast featuring ingredients harvested from the surrounding area, including wild foods and foods from the university’s organic gardens and greenhouses. The menu for the event is as follows: Wild Rice Salad with Lightly-Grilled Arctic Char2009 Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay or 2010 Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc~~~Fire-Roasted Caribou over Baby Greens with Tarragon Red Wine Reduction2006 Stewart Family Reseve Pinot Noir~~~White Fish in a White Wine Dill Sauce with Baby Greens, Blueberries and a Blueberry Dressing2010 Quails’ Gate Chenin Blanc~~~Roasted Moose Meat over Sweet Potato Pancake with Juniper Berry Sauce2008 Quails’ Gate Old Vines Foch Reserve~~~5-Hour Herb Garlic Cheese BunBannock made by Mary Louise Drygeese~~~Wild Fruit Fire Cobbler2009 TBA Optima~~~Spruce-tip Infused Chocolate Pot de Crème with Wild Rose2004 Fortified Vintage Foch~~~Gran’s Cinnamon Buns2009 TBA Optima~~~Coal-Fired Espresso Quails’ Gate is delighted to be part of the quintessentially Canadian experience the visiting royals enjoyed during their visit. BC wineOkanaganRoyals SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.